GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Maryland 106, Penn State 78

By PATRICK STEVENS
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Diamond Miller scored a season-high 24 points, Ashley Owusu added 20, and No. 10 Maryland never trailed as it routed Penn State 106-78.

The Terrapins (11-4, 2-1) bounced back from Sunday's 70-63 overtime loss at Indiana and won their 31st consecutive home game.

Makenna Marisa, the Big Ten's No. 3 scorer entering the night at 21.1 points per game, scored 24 of her 29 points in the second half for Penn State (7-6, 1-2).

The Nittany Lions hadn't played since Dec. 18 because of a COVID-19 pause, losing their final nonconference game to a cancellation and two Big Ten games to postponements. They were also without forward Ali Brigham, their second-leading scorer - a considerable disadvantage against the lengthy Terps.

Maryland scored the first six points and was never seriously hassled from there. Miller scored six consecutive points late in the first quarter to push the lead to 22-7, and Owusu's 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the half gave the Terps a 53-28 advantage at the break.

Maryland smothered the Nittany Lions, forcing 20 takeaways and holding a 26-6 edge in points off turnovers.

Angel Reese had 15 points and 14 rebounds to record her fourth consecutive double-double and eighth of the season for the Terps, who were playing at home for the first time since Dec. 8.


Penn State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Camden F 22 3-8 0-0 3-8 0-6 1 0 1 3 1 9
M. Marisa G 33 12-22 1-1 4-8 0-2 3 0 1 5 2 29
L. Kapinus G 27 5-9 1-3 1-4 2-4 1 1 2 5 4 12
S. Hagans G 22 4-5 2-2 0-1 2-4 3 1 1 1 0 10
K. Jekot G 22 1-6 0-0 1-5 1-3 1 2 0 0 2 3
N. Beverley 26 2-5 0-0 0-0 2-2 3 0 1 1 2 4
M. Burke 19 1-4 0-0 1-4 0-1 0 0 0 3 1 3
K. Thomas 16 1-2 3-4 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 0 5
T. Sabel 13 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-2 1 0 0 1 1 3
Totals   200 30-64
(.469)
7-10
(.700)
11-33
(.333)
10-29 13 4 6 20 13 78


Maryland
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Reese F 23 6-14 3-4 0-0 8-14 2 2 1 1 1 15
C. Bibby F 20 4-6 4-4 0-1 0-2 1 0 2 1 0 12
D. Miller G 29 10-13 2-2 2-4 0-4 4 0 3 5 1 24
K. Benzan G 27 3-7 0-0 2-5 0-0 4 0 4 2 2 8
A. Owusu G 24 8-13 2-2 2-3 3-4 5 0 2 1 1 20
M. Collins 31 3-7 2-2 0-0 0-2 2 1 1 0 1 8
S. Sellers 28 5-9 2-2 5-7 0-6 3 0 3 1 2 17
T. Kozlova 11 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
E. Chardon 7 1-2 0-0 0-1 2-3 0 0 0 0 3 2
Totals   200 40-73
(.548)
15-16
(.938)
11-23
(.478)
15-40 21 3 16 12 11 106


Officials: Maggie Tieman, Michael McConnell, Mark Berger
Attendance: 4,174




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